White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs confounded expectations by cheerily welcomed Fox News to its new perch in the front row of the briefing room while dissing one of his putatively more liberal competitors.
“Wendell, welcome to the front row,” Gibbs chirped to Wendell Goler.
Gibbs later smacked down Ari Shapiro, the reporter for National Public Radio, which was a contestant in Front Row Seat Beauty Pageant.
I — I — it’s hard to imagine an issue in which two things have been conflated more than your question in the past 18 months of me taking questions here. I think the notion that somehow anybody in this country confuses traveling overseas and — and the — the role that Anwar al-Awlaki has in inciting violence, I — I — they’re not even in the same ballpark.
Shapiro had asked, “Should Americans worry that if they go overseas, their own government could target them to be killed?”